TN rates high in gun accidents involving children

An analysis by the USA Today Network and the Associated Press, published over the weekend (HERE), reports that gun accidents involving children are more common than official government statistics indicate. It further indicates Tennessee ranked fourth in the nation in accidental shootings of children among states from 2014 through the current year so far. Memphis was first in the nation among cities and Nashville was tenth.

So says a lengthy press release from the Safe Tennessee Project, which includes a list of all unintentional shootings of children within the state that could be found this year. The release is HERE. It includes multiple links to other reports.

The USA Today/Gannet newspapers have a sidebar story on the Memphis/Nashville ratings, HERE.

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